15 questions every Trustee should ask
The English Charity Commission have come us with some excellent information in the last few days to help Trustees fulfill their role in a competent manner. Here is a one page infographic on 15 questions that Trustees should ask on a regular basis… 15_questions Here is an expanded version of the above. It goes into greater […]Read More
Leaving it to charity
If you haven’t made a Will, you should do so without delay. If you don’t have any relatives you want to leave your estate to, consider making a Will that leaves most of your assets to specified charities. This avoids the potential problem of intestacy (dying without a Will). THIS IS TAX EFFICIENT BECAUSE GIFTS […]Read More
Gift Aid small donation scheme
Starting April 2013, HMRC will introduce “GASDS” (gift aid small donation scheme). This is a new scheme to enable Gift Aid style payments on CASH DONATIONS where it is difficult to get a gift aid declaration (such as bucket donations or church “plate” donations.) Charities and amateur sports clubs (CASC’s), will be able to claim […]Read More
Not in Scotland please !
Australia is looking at setting up a similar Government body to the Scottish OSCR (Office of Scottish Charity Regulator). But some alarm bells are ringing. The Aussie equivalent is thinking of taxing charity income “of unrelated commercial activities that are not directed back to their altruistic purpose”. What does that mean ?. How long will […]Read More